GDP calls for public disclosure on Tamouk Lake development

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the relevant ministries and institutions, especially the government, to present the blueprint for the development of Tamouk Lake to the public and to respect the rights of those living along it. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154472/gdp-calls-for-public-disclosure-on-tamouk-lake-development/

Ministry, FAO agree to build delta aquifier sustainability

The Ministry of Environment and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on September 12 signed an agreement on “Enhancing the sustainability of the Trans-boundary Cambodia-Mekong River Delta Aquifer and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-fao-agree-build-delta-aquifier-sustainability

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Countries along the river enhance water resources collaboration

The Lancang-Mekong River has nurtured China and Southeast Asian nations, bringing them closer together. As the world faces frequent extreme weather, China is working to enhance cooperation with its neighbors for a better shared future. Yang Jinghao reports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501146584/lancang-mekong-cooperation-countries-along-the-river-enhance-water-resources-collaboration/

Environmental activists petition the Ministry of Environment to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park

Environmental activists submitted a petition to the Ministry of Environment on August 23 requesting the ministry to designate Koh Kong Krao as a marine national park after the government granted rights to  Ly Yong Phat’s Koh Kong SEZ. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/environmental-activists-submit-the-petition-to-em-to-designate-koh-kong-krao-as-marine-national-park/

Kampi village: Home to the endangered freshwater dolphins

The Mekong Dolphin Pleasance of Kampi village is a nature tourism destination located along the Mekong River in Kratie province. Tourists have the opportunity to witness breath-taking scenes as rare freshwater dolphins dance and swim in pairs—mother and child, sister and brother—along the surface of ...

Zul Rorvy
https://cambodianess.com/article/kampi-village-home-to-the-endangered-freshwater-dolphins

Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest

About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/authorities-reclaim-65000-hectares-of-flooded-forest

Stung Chinit Dam to be completed this year

The long-haul construction of Stung Chinit Dam, started in 2004, is reported to be completed by this year. Yo La, Director of Kampong Thom Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology, told local news on 30 July that the construction of the dam, headed by ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501123357/stung-chinit-dam-to-be-completed-this-year/

City Hall starts rebuilding road after Chroy Changva riverbank collapse

Phnom Penh officials said they will begin reconstructing a road that collapsed into the Tonle Sap River in Chroy Changva district earlier this year, another instance of the riverbank collapsing due to erosion. ...

Roun Ry
https://vodenglish.news/city-hall-starts-rebuilding-road-after-chroy-changva-riverbank-collapse/

Farmers feel the pressure after conservation crackdown around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

Bat Savoeun claims he has Prime Minister Hun Sen’s signoff to farm his 2 hectares of land in Prek Tabaek village, on the edge of the swelling Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia’s Pursat province. ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Ly Vouch Long
https://news.mongabay.com/2022/07/farmers-feel-the-pressure-after-conservation-crackdown-around-cambodias-tonle-sap-lake/

14,000ha slated for families around Tonle Sap

Nearly 14,000ha of farmland in Zone 2 and Zone 3 of the Tonle Sap Lake have so far been allocated by the government to some 7,000 households in the provinces surrounding the lake, according to preliminary data seen by The Post on June 7. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/14000ha-slated-families-around-tonle-sap

Safety fence erected following collapse of Kandal’s canal bank

A team from Kandal Provincial Administration built a safety fence to block public access to the bank of the Prek Tnaot canal in Takhmao commune and town, following a substantial collapse on May 9. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/safety-fence-erected-following-collapse-kandals-canal-bank

Program launched to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia

WaterAid and The VF Foundation announce the launch of a year-long program to reach more than 85,000 people with access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501072154/program-launched-to-improve-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-cambodia/

Big-name divers explore deepest Mekong pools in key fauna survey

A group of well-known underwater explorers have dived to a depth of about 75m below the surface of the Mekong River in Cambodia, an important body of water that is the last habitat of the world’s largest fresh water fish. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/big-name-divers-explore-deepest-mekong-pools-key-fauna-survey

China-aided water project for rural schools in Cambodia completed

A water project for three primary schools aided by a Chinese charity in the remote area of Bavel district, about 90 km west of the Battambang provincial capital in northwest Cambodia, was completed on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501063725/china-aided-water-project-for-rural-schools-in-cambodia-completed/

Hun Sen: Water is 'white gold' for inclusive development

Cambodia considers water as “White Gold” for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, Prime Minister Hun Sen said as he addressed the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit on April 23. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-water-white-gold-inclusive-development

MRC unveils monitoring station in Laos’ north near Myanmar

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on March 31 unveiled the first water-level monitoring station near the top of the Lower Mekong River Basin, in Long district of Laos’ Luang Namtha province. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mrc-unveils-monitoring-station-laos-north-near-myanmar

Oxfam, Sai team up on Mekong

Oxfam Cambodia has launched a new campaign, “Along the Mekong River with Sai”, to promote the importance of the river. Celebrity environment activist Uon Pakthom, a Cambodian singer and performer better known as Sai, was chosen by Oxfam as a Goodwill Ambassador to lead the ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/oxfam-sai-team-mekong

Royal Academy president Sok Touch on his Tonle Sap wetlands investigation

In 2021, at the behest of the government, Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) president Sok Touch studied and investigated the challenges facing the Tonle Sap Lake, which covers an area of 640,000ha. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-academy-president-sok-touch-his-tonle-sap-wetlands-investigation

Mekong under threat: MRC

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) called for urgent action to protect the river for the benefit of the millions of people throughout Southeast Asia who depend on it. The Mekong is severely impacted by water infrastructure projects and climate change, it said. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-under-threat-mrc

Mekong River data sharing key to impact measurement

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor has requested that Mekong River water data be shared to accurately measure the impact of the river’s flow on the social and economic wellbeing of the region. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mekong-river-data-sharing-key-impact-measurement

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